grilled haloumi salad with apple and dates
"I want to eat light, so I will go for the green salad" said the thin woman sitting behind us in the restaurant. Right there I thought about the fact that what I call a salad, isn't what most people imagine. I like lots of toppings and cheese and walnuts and...I end up eating a huge bowl of it. So, in my restaurant the salad wont be for diet, but the other way around.
Ingredients, salad: - 150gr Haloumi cheese, sliced about 1cm each - 150gr baby spinach leafs - 6-7 dates pitted and quartered - handful of walnuts - half apple cut julienne(see tips) - 1 tbs oil
Dressing: - 4 tbs nut oil (try walnut) - 1 tbs cider vinegar - 1 orange juiced - 2 tsp honey - salt pepper
Directions, dressing: 1. Wiz all the ingredients and set aside
Assembly: 1. Arrange the spinach in a serving bowl and lightly mix with the dressing. 2. Add the walnuts, dates and apple any way you like. 3. On a non stick pan bring 1 tbs oil to medium-high heat and add the haloumi. Sear for about 2 minutes per side until slightly browned. 4. Cut cheese anyway you fancy but always serve hot with the salad.
Tips: 1. For the apple julienne first cut thin slices and then into small strips.
Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:
Electric Scale - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xkKpQk
Food Processor - Cuisinart - http://amzn.to/2xkkZqK
Blender - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xXQgwU
Silicone Spatula - Zyliss - http://amzn.to/2y3Srkw
Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK
Pots & Pans:
Cast Iron Skillet 12" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2fMHb1x
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